Dear Summer Camp Directors, The world is a chaotic place right now. We see it on the never-ending news cycle, we hear the stress it in our loved ones' voices over FaceTime, and we feel anxiety well up within ourselves. Uncertainty creeps around every corner, and it may feel as though decisions demand attention before … Continue reading Dear Summer Camp Directors – We’re In This Together
It's nearly bedtime on day two of the national conference for the Christian Camp and Conference Association, but I sure am awake and excited by all that's happening at Lake Buena Vista here in Orlando. Worship and Bible teaching from Eugene Cho kicked off the morning, as well as inspiring stories from camp professionals who … Continue reading Blogging from “Beyond” – Day Two
It’s here, my favorite week of the year! I'm in Orlando for the national conference for the Christian Camp and Conference Association, where camp people from across the world come together for inspiration, relaxation, learning, and community. What had been plain conference rooms with boring carpet just hours ago have been transformed into spots where people have … Continue reading Blogging from “Beyond” – Day One
For the past year-plus, I've been writing Reflections posts on this site. Partly as an exercise in meeting my deadlines and writing honestly. Partly as an update to friends and family. Partly as a record for future Rebecca to remember these days of being slightly dazed and confused, living a life that's not always laid … Continue reading Notes from the Northwoods Vol. 1
Every summer begins the same way - an overwhelming sense of excitement mixed with trepidation over how insanely busy summers tend to be. May, June, and July have been filled with early camp mornings, late wedding nights, and everything in between. This summer has been one of the best, even in the midst of sleep … Continue reading Reflecting on Summer 2019
Dear Summer Camp Staff. I see you. I've been you. Believe me, I understand what you're going through right now. I know that you're entering the mid-summer slump that plagues camps across the country. You've mastered staff training, you have a few weeks of camp under your belt, and the newness of camp has worn … Continue reading Dear Summer Camp Staff. I see you, and you’ve got this.